The Role of Dynamic MRI for the Quantitative Investigation of Gastrointestinal Physiology in Health and Disease
The use of MRI in disorders of the bowel is massively expanding in clinical practice. There is a need to improve existing sequences and develop new techniques to assess both tissue structure and enteric function. We have collated a large clinical data base of enteric MRI in a range of diseases including motility disorders and inflammatory bowel disease with full ethical permission for data sharing. The project will aid correlation of image findings with clinical phenotype, and develop novel techniques to improve evaluation of the GI tract using MRI including bowel wall segmentation, motility and luminal flow quantification and data visualization.